Okay, now I'm nervous

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fendi10023, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Fendi10023 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2013
    I walked into my local Sprint store yesterday to try and get the 5s. A sales associate told me they didn't have any (not sure if sold out or just didn't get any). Anyways, she did tell me that I could order then and they would pretty much order me a phone and I would get a call telling me to pick it up on Monday.Anyone ever done this? She seemed quite sure and on point with what she was saying, but I've read quite a few horror stories recently that has me questioning ..
  2. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    What do you expect?

    She wouldn't say "Sure. Order it here and we will give it to you in 3 weeks." ?

    You would leave immediately...
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    You're dealing with Sprint….take everything they say with a freaking mountain of salt and toss it into the trash!

    I tried several times to order phones through them and I have officially given up!!! Even after paying for overnight shipping, in store pick-up and etc. I never got anything sooner than a week after I ordered it!!!

    I no longer care if they'd be offering me 75% off the new iPhone, I order all phones for my son and myself through Apple only!
  4. mush10 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    If it helps I stopped at a Best Buy looking for an AT&T model. They didn't have them, but did have Sprint. May want to check your local Best Buy.
  5. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    My first iPhone was a 3GS, locked at T-Mobile.
    This was my last locked phone.

    I never ever want to deal with customer service from carriers again.
    They want to sell new contracts, that's all they care about.

    (It's a bit different here in Europe.)
  6. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    You'll be lucky to get a phone by Thanksgiving. Scalper teams will continue to buy up gold and silver, they are doubling their money on Ebay and Craiglist.

    Check it for yourself.
  7. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I'd say whether intentionally or not she was lying to you.
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    She's a Sprint store employee and she opened her mouth and spoke words, so yeah, she's lying
    First rule of being a Sprint customer is never to believe a word a Sprint CSR says.

    Get that rule down and deal with Sprint on that basis and your Sprint experience will go much smoother. :)

    One of the reasons I bought direct from Apple online when I got my iPhone 5. Now all I have to deal with Sprint for is paying my bill. I deal with Apple if my iPhone needs anything.
  9. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    I did the same thing, but I'm not sure how the system actually works. FWIW, I put a $50 "deposit" down. They put the $50 on a gift card and gave it back to me for when I actually buy the phone.

    They took my contact info and said they'd call/email me when the phone was available. However, the receipt he gave me just said I purchased a gift card and there were no details about any phone. When I worked at Best Buy, we actually managed "waitlists" for the iPad 3 in the same manner, but the customer was given a printout detailing the nature of their reservation (we didn't openly advertise it, but if a customer asked we would do it for them). Likewise, I remember those customers coming back with an email printout saying their purchases was ready for pickup.

    Has anyone worked with Sprint to do the same thing?
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Should be fairly easier to get a Sprint iPhone considering last year every retailer who did have stock left only had it for Sprint.
  11. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Interesting. I ordered two gold tmobile versions from apple.com as gifts. May end up selling them if prices stay high and gift the other colors instead.
  12. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    i walked into a local radioshack and they had one but for AT&T, apple is doing these supply things on purpose lol
  13. Fendi10023 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2013

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